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Sony’s PSVR 2 to Offer VR Passthrough, Streaming Updates

Sony’s PSVR 2 to Offer VR Passthrough, Streaming Updates

This Tuesday, Sony, the firm behind the Playstation line-up of console gaming devices, announced new details for its upcoming PlayStation Virtual Reality 2 (PSVR 2) headset.

In an official blog post, Sony introduced several new features to improve the PSVR 2 user experience. According to industry analysts like Ming-Chi Kuo, rumours find the sophomore device is due in 2023.

New User Experience

Firstly, Sony is introducing PSVR 2 passthrough support, allowing a wearer to see their surroundings via the device’s outward-facing tracking cameras.

PSVR 2’s “see-through-view” mode provides a black and white feed of a user’s surroundings, with additional highlights to show the device’s controllers. Users can also change options like boundaries and height from the passthrough menu.

The device also has a new playroom function for setting a player boundary. The feature is similar to boundary setup options found on the Meta Quest.

Users can set a custom play area to protect themselves from surrounding objects. The feature also highlights when a user or their hands get close to the edge of a playroom with visualisations.

Additionally, Sony revealed new broadcasting abilities for the PSVR 2 device. The Tokyo-based firm is adding tools allowing users to stream their VR games feed and real-world reactions to an immersive experience.

Sony is also adding “VR mode, ” allowing users to enjoy immersive content within a 360-degree VR environment. The feature streams VR content to an immersive environment as a 4000 x 2040 HDR video with a 90Hz/120Hz frame rate.

What to Expect from PSVR 2

Sony revealed many critical details of its upcoming headset during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 and in a supporting blog post. In its latest device, Sony will include:

  • 110-degree field of view
  • Built-in microphone
  • Variable 90-120Hz refresh rate
  • Four tracking cameras
  • Tempest 3D AudioTech spatial sound system
  • 4K high-dynamic range
  • Inside-out camera tracking
  • Haptic technology
  • Eye-tracking, by Tobii

Additionally, reports show Sony is designing a new controller for the PSVR 2 headset. Sony built the new Sense controller based on the Dualshock device’s design for its Playstation brand.

In a statement, the firm said it is paying close attention to the PSVR 2’s ergonomics to create a device that exists as “part of a user’s living room decor.”

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